Taylor Fritz beaten by Brandon Holt in the first round of the US Open

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Taylor Fritz beaten by Brandon Holt in the first round of the US Open

The American hierarchy will have waited only a few hours to be jostled on the courts of Flushing Meadows. 44 years after his mother’s victoryTracy Austin, facing that of Taylor Fritz, Kathy May, at the Philadelphia tournament, Brandon Holt (24) defeated the American number one on Monday in the first round of the US Open (6-7 [3]7-6 [1]6-3, 6-4).

Coming from qualifying, the 24-year-old had nevertheless lost the first round, showing some tension and committing no less than 24 unforced errors. More inspired in the service in the second set, he once again took Taylor Fritz (24) in a tie-break, which he largely dominated this time to pick up a set everywhere.

Of the, Indian Wells winner experienced a first-ball breakdown, allowing Holt to be able to rush into the field on a regular basis. The Californian was finally able to exult after a final backhand foul from his opponent, giving him a ticket to his first Grand Slam second round after more than three hours of fighting. He will find there, on Wednesday, the Argentinian Pedro Cachin, who defeated Aljaz Bedene in the super tie-break of the fifth set (10-6).

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